Stranger Things Cast
Actors Gaten Matarazzo (L), Caleb McLaughlin and Millie Bobby Brown from the Netflix series "Stranger Things" arrive at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California U.S., September 18, 2016. Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

“Stranger Things” was one of 2016’s biggest hits, and its second season is one of the most awaited for 2017. Other than the new cast members, very little has been said or confirmed about the upcoming season, but director and executive producer Shawn Levy has provided more clues about the same.

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In an interview with Vanity Fair during the BAFTA Awards Season Tea Party on Saturday, Levy discussed the threat that plagued season 1 of “Stranger Things.” “Season 2 is bigger and potentially darker in its stakes,” he said. “The threat, which in season 1 was to Will Byers, has grown. That’s all I’m going to say!”

He then went on to promise that season 2 will still stay true to the original cast and “the kind of magical storytelling that was established in the first season.” And while there are a handful of new characters, the ones that audiences have fallen in love with are still going to drive the main story.

Noah Schnapp, who played the missing son of Joy (Winona Ryder), has meanwhile been promoted to a series regular. He also spoke with the publication about his recent promotion. “You’ll be seeing more of me,” he confirmed. “In the last episode, I threw up a slug, so season 2 begins with what happens from there.” He then went on to tease that he may or may not turn into a monster from the first season events of “Stranger Things.”

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David Harbour, who plays Chief Hopper in the Netflix original, aptly described season 2 as “strange” in an interview with People Magazine during the Golden Globes. He also touched on how well the cast and crew did on the first season of "Stranger Things," but admitted that it has been a tough road leading towards season 2. “I think we all feel like we want to step it up and make season 2 richer and more interesting,” he said.